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Farm Equipment Sparks Grass Fire Near Avon

A grass fire burned two acres of land in Avon on Wednesday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 4:45 p.m. at 39603 County Road 151 in Holding Township.

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Avon Beach, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Eurasian Watermilfoil Discovered in Middle Spunk Lake

Eurasian watermilfoil has been discovered growing in Middle Spunk Lake near Avon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the nonnative, invasive aquatic plant was discovered rooted at various locations along the eastern side of the lake to a depth of nearly 12 feet.

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Your Town Tuesday: Avon Elementary Is A Growing School [VIDEO]

This week in our "Your Town Tuesday" series, we're featuring the town of Avon. The Avon elementary school is part of the Albany school district. Jean Weis-Clough has been the principal at the school for 15 years.

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Your Town Tuesday: Avon Mayor Says ‘Avon Estates’ Is Shovel Ready [VIDEO]

This week in our "Your Town Tuesday" series we're in the town of Avon. Avon is a growing community. They're at 1,418 people, and have added about 23 new residents in the last four years.

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Your Town Tuesday: The Unique People, Places, and Things of Avon [VIDEO]

"Your Town Tuesday" is in Avon this week spending a day at the beach. Find out what else we found.

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Avon Kicking Off 24th Annual Spunktacular Days [PHOTOS]

The 24th annual Spunktacular Days in Avon kicked off on Friday night.

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Authorities Investigating A Barn Fire in Collegeville Township

Authorities are investigation a barn fire believed to be caused by burning brush.

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23rd Annual Avon Spunktacular Days Underway

The 23rd annual Avon Spunktacular Days kick off this morning (Saturday).

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State Amateur Baseball Tournament; Avon Advances

Avon defeated Lamberton 8-1 in the Class C State Amateur Baseball tournament in St. Cloud Sunday to survive. Neil Manthe had 2 hits and 2 runs scored and Rick Hendrickson had 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for Avon. Avon will play Cannon Falls in the 3rd round of the Class C State tournament at 11am Saturday at Faber Field.

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Amateur Baseball Results; Springers Advance To Super Regional

The Cold Spring Springers have advanced to the Super Regionals by guaranteeing no worse than a 2nd place finish in the Region 7B playoffs. The Springers defeated the Marshall A's 9-2 Sunday. Ryan Morse was the complete-game winner on the mound for the Springers. Cold Spring is 31-10.

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